Posted on Thu May 7th, 2020 @ 8:47pm by Captain Mystery Ellis
Location: Ready Room and Bridge
"Commander, your receiving an urgent call from Starfleet Command," Communications informed her. "it's marked for your eyes only."
"Patch it through to the ready room," Mystery said getting to her feet and walking into the ready room. Taking a seat at the desk she logged into the computer and did a double take when she saw Admiral West. "Admiral what do I owe the honor of this call?"
West smiled as he looked at her "Your captain has been called back to headquarters. He's taking on a new assignment,"
"What does that have to do with me?" Mystery asked
"The ship needs a captain, you've been the first officer for sometime now. You know the ship and the crew knows you. I wish I could be there in person but that's not possible. Commander Mystery Ellis I hearby field promote you to the rank of captain, with all the rights and such that go with it," West informed her. "Your more than qualified for this and I know your the right person for the job."
"Sir did I hear you right?" Mystery asked the shock clear in her voice.
"You did captain," West said "The ship is yours, I'll let you select a first officer. Congratulations on this you've earned it. Starfleet out," with that the screen went to showing the Starfleet logo.
It took her several minutes to absorb what had just happened. Pulling open the desk drawer Mystery removed the final pip and attached it to her collar. "Computer transfer all command codes to me effective immediately." Hearing the acknowledge from the computer Mystery got to her feet and walked onto the bridge. Taking the center seat Mystery knew she'd have to inform her crew as soon as they were back from the away mission. Turning to operations "Lieutenant make note that as of the date and time I'm now the captain of this ship."
"Understood captain," Operations responded
"Captain do I inform the away teams?" Communications asked
"No, I'll hold a staff meeting when this is over," Mystery said.